Henry labels Arsenal's Hector Bellerin the Premier League’s best in his position

Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin has made a big impression at Arsenal.

Thierry Henry believes Hector Bellerin is the best right-back in the Premier League, Sky Sports report.

The former Arsenal striker was selecting his Top Four combined XI for Sky Sports and selected Bellerin at right-back, insisting the Spaniard is the best in his position in the top-flight.

“Hector Bellerin is a simple choice for me - I think he's the best right-back in the league. He deals with counters and two-on-one situations very well, on top of bringing something going forward,” Henry explained.

Bellerin joined Arsenal as a youth-team player from Barcelona, following in the footsteps of current Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas by trading the Nou Camp for North London at an early age.

The Spain U21 international came through Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy, possessing wonderful technique on the ball, great vision and superb passing ability.

Yet it is his speed which ultimately makes him standout, as over 40m there are no quicker players in Arsenal’s current squad – including speed merchant Theo Walcott.

Bellerin’s speed allows him to get up and down the Gunners’ right flank and provide an extra attacking threat, all while getting the better of his direct opponent and snuffing out potential counterattacks.

The 20-year-old only made his first-team league debut for Arsene Wenger’s men last season, and he has since gone on to make the right-back slot his own with a total of 56 appearances for the club.

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